The Durst Group announced today that Durst and Vanguard won a combined seven (7) 2020 Product of the Year awards. The most in the history of the company, and a reflection of the new combined Durst Group organization product depth and reach.

The PRINTING United Digital Experience, taking place online October 26-November 12, is readying the stage for a multitude of new technology to be shown, many for the first time in a global setting. Beginning October 26 with a focus on graphics and wide-format technology, industry leaders are showcasing the latest solutions in this space. Register today to see the technology in action. Registration is free and a single sign-up allows for complete access to the entire schedule of daily events.

Selectequip has purchased a Mimaki UCJV150-160UV roll-to-roll print and cut printer, and a Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX flatbed printer from CMYUK. The decision to buy this powerful printer duo was in response to the dramatic upsurge in demand for COVID-related products and signage.

Brett Martin and swissQprint UK are pleased to announce a highly successful test of Brett Martin’s Foamalux products on the Nyala 3 flatbed printer at swissQprint’s new demo centre in Bracknell. The newly established UK subsidiary printed a striking 1220x1220mm image of mouth-watering macaroons in beautiful pastel shades which highlighted both the quality of the printing equipment and the Foamalux substrate.

Agfa is taking home two Product of the Year awards from PRINTING United Alliance, a testament to its long track record of innovative technology. The Oberon RTR3300 won in the RTR UV category (over 80 in.) and the Jeti Tauro H3300 LED won top honors in the UV Hybrid/Flatbed High Volume Production Class category. The Oberon is making its North America debut at the PRINTING United Digital Experience.

Vanguard Digital Printing Systems - A Durst Group Company, is honored to announce the winning of three Printing United Alliance 2020 Product of the Year Awards:

Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced an exciting new development in its long-time partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles. Ricoh and the Eagles are empowering fans to purchase cutouts to “cheer on” their team from the stands of Lincoln Financial Field – while watching the games safely at home. These cutouts, produced with local Ricoh partner image360 Marlton (N.J.), help fans show their Eagles pride while respecting social distancing guidelines. All net proceeds benefit the Eagles Autism Foundation.

Agfa has added a new model to its Jeti Tauro large-format inkjet printer family. The Jeti Tauro H3300 S LED offers an attractive growth path for sign & display printing companies.

LexJet, an S-One company headquartered in Sarasota, Fla., is proud to announce a new sales and distribution partnership with Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI) to sell EFI wide-format printers and specialty printers to its North American customers.

Dublin-based Vinehall Displays was the first company in Ireland to take delivery of a swissQprint Nyala 3 flatbed printer in late 2019. What the business could not have predicted at the beginning of 2020 was how significant its investment would become when, without warning, the Coronavirus would sweep across the world and drive individuals into their homes as social distancing measures were implemented across the world.

Direct Color Systems is pleased to announce the release of the UV-84DTS – a new 4’ x 8’ (120cm x 243cm) UV LED printer. “This release positions the company to offer innovative UV printers to a wider audience,” says Tom Kaplinski, President & CEO. “We incorporated the needs and requests of our customers in the development of this release and are proud to add this wide format printer to our complete lineup.”

Managing partners at Print-Impress, Kieron Eaves and Amy Fairclough invested in this LED UV direct-to-object printer to offer unique products for their online seasonally driven personalised gift company.

For sign makers who are looking to expand their offering and produce quality UV signage, Epson announced the launch of its first UV LED flatbed signage printer on September 17, 2020. The SureColor SC-V7000 builds on the success of Epson’s range of SureColor S Series signage printers, delivering quality, fast and reliable results on a variety of different media. The printer will be available from November 2020.

Ricoh USA, Inc. has teamed with University of Texas Athletics to produce individualized fan cutouts to help fill the stands at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, home of the Texas Longhorns football team, during game days. These cutouts, produced in conjunction with local Ricoh partner UT Print San Antonio, allow fans to show their school spirit while respecting social distancing guidelines. A portion of the proceeds contribute to the health and safety resources for more than 500 Longhorn student-athletes, including weekly COVID-19 testing, special health monitoring related to COVID-19, clean masks, face shields, and more.

Signarama® Christiansburg has upgraded its graphics capability, significantly increasing output and eliminating the need to outsource jobs with the purchase of a new EFI™ Pro 16h hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll UV LED wide-format inkjet printer. The Christiansburg, Virginia-based signage and graphics franchise purchased the 65-inch wide printer from local authorized EFI distributor Intoprint Technologies.

Insitu Group has become the UK and Ireland’s first user of Durst’s P5 350 all-in-one hybrid solution for flexible roll and board printing, the industry’s ‘best technology platform’. This is the centerpiece of a major investment that takes quality and productivity into a new era, as well as opening up new markets.

Building on its rich heritage in flatbed printing, Canon is today (1stSeptember 2020) launching the new Arizona 2300 series for the large format graphics market, helping customers to speed up production, improve operational efficiencies and fuel growth opportunities through new applications. Customers are able to see the Arizona 2380 XTF with Roll Media Option via online and live demos from Canon’s Customer Experience Centres in Australia (Melbourne), the Netherlands (Venlo), United Kingdom (Birmingham), France (Paris) and USA (Chicago). The new series has varying ink channel options available (40, 60 and 80) to support a diverse range of applications, which includes three compact GTF models (Arizona 2340 GTF, 2360 GTF, 2380 GTF) with a flatbed area of 1.25m x 2.5m and three large XTF models (Arizona 2340 XTF, 2360 XTF, 2380 XTF) with a flatbed area of 2.5m x 3.08m.

Claremon Limited, a print company based in Yorkshire, has increased business capacity and services to customers by installing the Canon Arizona 1380 XT. The device is Claremon’s first wide-format printer, meaning it can expand into the B2C market and sell high-end print products directly to the public through its website.

After a successful beta run with the first EFI™ Pro 30f printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc., cornhole board manufacturer AJJ Enterprises has purchased a second Pro 30f from authorized EFI inkjet reseller partner Nazdar SourceOne® to meet increased consumer demand. The Cincinnati-based company installed its newest LED inkjet flatbed printer in June.

Latvian-based printing company PM-TM purchased its second EFI™ VUTEk® h5 hybrid roll-to-roll/flatbed LED superwide-format printer from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. in less than six months. The recently installed 3.2-metre-wide printer will allow the company to meet customer demand as well as pursue business goals to increase export orders.

Ricoh USA, Inc. has announced that Fusion Cross-Media, a commercial print provider, has reinvented its business goals to adapt to these difficult times, meeting evolving customer needs while contributing to local charities. After public safety stay-at-home orders began, Fusion moved quickly, leveraging its versatile capabilities to produce lawn signs honoring "healthcare heroes" for their role in the coronavirus response. Fusion donates $2 from each lawn sign order to local food distribution charities.

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